Depression

Did you know that almost 7% of the U.S. population is diagnosed with depression?

Clinical depression is a serious condition that negatively affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. In contrast to normal sadness, clinical depression is persistent, and significantly interferes with daily life. Untreated, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years; and if inadequately treated, depression can lead to other health-related issues. Symptoms include: a depressed mood most of the day, every day; diminished interest in daily activities; changes in appetite and sleeping patterns; fatigue; restlessness; anxiety; feelings of worthlessness or helplessness; difficulty concentrating; increased alcohol or drug use; thoughts of death or suicide.

learn more about depression

 

Michael Posner, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon and Adjunct Professor at the Weill Medical College in New York
Michael Posner, Ph.D.
June 14, 2012
Scientific Council Member Michael Posner led a study that demonstrates that just one month of meditation training has positive effects on mental health. ...
Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., expert on depression and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
June 12, 2012
In an article in the Miami Herald, Scientific Council Member Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at...
Mark S. George, M.D. of the Medical University of South Carolina and Depression Expert
Mark S. George, M.D.
June 07, 2012
The American University of Beirut Medical Center has begun providing treatment with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a first of its kind in Lebanon and...
Chiara Nosarti  Ph.D., Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
Chiara Nosarti Ph.D.
June 04, 2012
One of the largest studies to investigate birth complications and later mental health has found that premature birth (less than 32 weeks gestation) constitutes...
Fred H. Gage, Ph.D.
Fred H. Gage, Ph.D.
May 11, 2012
On April 19th, the New York Times Magazine featured an incisive synopsis of the progression of treatments for depression. In a piece titled ' Post-Prozac...

Pages

Subscribe to